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  • Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben dismissed speculation that he would leave the German champions at the end of the season for Manchester City, saying he had no reason to move.

     

  • Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes will sit on the coaching bench for a Bundesliga game for the last time when the champions meet his former club Borussia Moenchengladbach in the season finale on Saturday, and hinted on Monday that he might retire.

     

  • Lucky Nine trainer Caspar Fownes remembers the day his feisty galloper almost kicked him. That was the day Lucky Nine the colt became Lucky Nine the gelding.

     

  • Opener Alviro Petersen will replace the injured Graeme Smith in the South Africa squad for next month's ICC Champions Trophy, Cricket South Africa confirmed on Tuesday.

     

  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is likely to miss the rest of the La Liga season after tests showed he had aggravated a hamstring injury but he should have recovered in time to captain Argentina in two World Cup qualifiers next month.

     

  • The OneAsia golf circuit will stage a $2 million Tour Championship at the end of the year in China, the professional golf tour of the Asia-Pacific region said on Tuesday.

     

  • May 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixture from the Spanish King's Cup Final match on Tuesday Final Friday, May 17 (GMT) Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid (1930).

     

  • May 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixture from the French Cup Semifinal match on Tuesday Semifinal Tuesday, May 14 (GMT) ES Troyes AC v Girondins Bordeaux (1855).

     

  • Kurtley Beale has drawn praise for his decision to enter a private health clinic to tackle his alcohol problems, and while the troubled Wallabies back has walked a fine line with his behaviour, Australian rugby is unlikely to turn its back on one of its brightest stars.

     

  • The British and Irish Lions will have no respite when they face a Combined New South Wales-Queensland Country team on their upcoming tour after coach Cam Blades confirmed he would be picking Super Rugby players.

     

  • The Australian women's cricket team will face their English counterparts over all three formats of the game in August with the winners of the Ashes being decided on a points system, officials said on Tuesday.

     

  • Exciting Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper left Monday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after slamming face-first into the right field wall.

     

  • May 13 (SportsDirect) - Highlights of Monday's Major League Baseball games.

     

  • May 13 (SportsDirect) - Highlights of Monday's NHL playoff games.

     

  • May 13 (SportsDirect) - Highlights of Monday's NBA playoff games.

     

  • Benfica are more technically gifted than Chelsea but will still go into Wednesday's Europa League final in Amsterdam as the underdogs, according to former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson.

     

  • Uncapped Auckland Blues backs Frank Halai, Charles Piutau and Francis Saili have been rewarded for some scintillating Super Rugby performances by being included in New Zealand's wider training squad for next month's series against France.

     

  • Roberto Mancini was sacked by Manchester City on Monday, a year after leading the club out of the shadow of Manchester United and to their first English league title since 1968.

     

  • Roberto Mancini won the hearts of Manchester City fans with the trophies, sense of humour and immaculately knotted scarf but the often harsh management style of the sacked Italian may not be missed by some of the players.

     

  • New Zealand named the following 38 players to participate in two training camps ahead of next month's three-test series against France:

     

  • A week of worldwide acclaim for Alex Ferguson and his 26 years in charge of Manchester United patently failed to get the message through to Manchester City's trigger-happy owners that stability is the key to sustained footballing success.

     

  • Manchester City sacked manager Roberto Mancini on Monday following his team's feeble defense of the Premier League title they won exactly one year ago.

     

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